Like the two previous books in this series, this story had many unexpected surprises. This is not the predictable Amish fiction. And Bertha Reihl is not the typical Amish grandmother. She will make you laugh at loud, shake your head, and wonder what in the world is going on in that mind of hers. You will fall in love with sweet, innocent, gentle Bess, and her strong, sensitive, and protective father Jonah. Sallie will frustrate you, Billy will exasperate you, and sweet Lainey O'Tool will continue to make you smile.
It's a wonderful story full of realistic situations, and some that might make you wonder. As secrets are revealed and truth comes to the forefront you will be right there in the middle of this tale, feeling with them the happy and sad moments that intertwine their lives together. And there will be surprises right until the last page - so don't peek ahead!!
This book left me feeling warm & satisfied, with a big smile on my face. I recommend this story for both teens and adults.